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The use of certain placeholders?Follow

#1 Oct 03 2010 at 11:36 PM Rating: Good
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Namely <r> and <st>. <r> doesn't seem to work for me, nor do I really have any idea what use it could be used for. I was trying to make a homemade quick reply macro using "/t <r>" (even though I doubted it would work in the first place) and that didn't work (and yes, I know ctrl+r exists). <r> didn't seem to do anything but type <r>, even if I've received or sent a tell.

I'm not sure what <st> is referring to. Is it the target of whatever I'm targeting (i.e. if I'm targeting the tank and he's targeting the enemy, the <st> would be the enemy)? Am I correct in the assumption that this could be used for healers that with to target the tank but still cast spells quickly on the enemy?
#2 Oct 03 2010 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
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In XI <st> let you "select" a target

ie: macro said /ma "Cure" <st> and you hit your macro it would wait for you to select a target to cure

Usually then you would hit a F key F1 targets yourself F2 targets person below you, F3 person below that, etc
#3 Oct 03 2010 at 11:44 PM Rating: Good
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Haven't tried a macro with <st> in this game yet ,but in FFXI it was a sub-target if your main target is locked on to the enemy and you use a spell with <st> it will allow the sub-target to target someone else to cast the spell on ,when the spell has been cast your main target will still be locked onto the first target. hope that helps.

#4 Oct 03 2010 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
Adding <st> into a macro works here too.

EX: /ac "Cure" <st>

That will let you choose a target to cure before the rest of the macro fires off. As for <r>, that probably lets you do something like let you tell someone the name of the last person you sent a tell to without typing out the full name. It may even be of use for party invites or other things assuming SE fixes those options later...

A suggestion might be something like this.

/p Gather together, casting Stoneskin!
/aoe on
/ac "Stoneskin" <st>
/wait 1
/p Casting Stoneskin.
/aoe off

Using that it would tell the party you're gonna cast Stoneskin and for them to gather near. It then proceeds to activate the AoE for the spell and then pauses the script until you select a target. Basically with this you can pause it until everyone is in range. Soon as they are, select yourself or another party member, confirm the target, and the rest plays. Finally it ends the effect by turning off the AoE radius. There may be some tweaking involved as I'm not sure if a spell's AoE status can be toggled on or off during casting but I'm assuming it can't. Whatever you have it set to before you start casting should remain to the end.

Edited, Oct 3rd 2010 10:53pm by SamusKnight

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#5 Oct 04 2010 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
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Have you tried using <r>? It doesn't do anything. Yes, I've sent someone a tell and they sent me one back. Typing <r> does not replace it with their name.
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